Q: If The prefix equi- means equal and lateral means side how are these word parts related to the term equilateral triangle?

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triangle, trim,

And octagon is an 8 sided triangle. A hexagon is a 6 side triangle. "Oct" is a prefix that means 8. "Hex" is a prefix that means 6.

Yes, thus the prefix "Tri"

Prefix tri means three so a tricycle has three wheels or a triangle has three sides.

A triangle can't be a quadrilateral because quadrilateral means it has to have 4 sides and they have to be equal and a triangle can only have 3 sides and doesn't have to be all equal sides. * * * * * Mainly correct, but the sides of a quadrilateral do not have to be equal.

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Equil

The prefix "uni-" combined with lateral means pertaining to one side.

side......as in lateral

Icos- Icosagon - 20 sided polygon Icosahedron - 20-faced polyhedron

equilateral, equilibrium, equinox, equivalence

Tri

triangle, trim,

The prefix for the word three is tri-. This is shown in the common word: triangle.

If your question is "what is an [space] Isosceles triangle?" then... an Isosceles triangle is one where two of its sides are the same length while the third is either longer or shorter. Additionally, two of the angles are the same. if all three sides are the same length, it is an "equilateral triangle" (the root "equal" is in there). Additionally, all angles in the triangle are the same. if all three sides are different lengths, the triangle is called a "scalene triangle." additionally, all angles within the triangle are different. now, if your question is "what is an anisosceles triangle?" well... technically there is no such word, however, it isn't a nonsensical word. that is, if you break it down, it does have a meaning. the root "iso" means 'the same' (this is why an isosceles triangle is called what it is). when the prefix 'an' is added to a word, it means 'not.' so an anisosceles triangle, when broken down phonetically means "not a triangle with 2 equal sides." this could mean it is either equilateral or scalene, but not an isosceles. (but remember, this is not an actual term used, so...)

And octagon is an 8 sided triangle. A hexagon is a 6 side triangle. "Oct" is a prefix that means 8. "Hex" is a prefix that means 6.

Yes, thus the prefix "Tri"

There are words that Begin with the prefix tri- like: Triangle, Tripod, Tricycle, and Triceratops